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Library Signs

Updated on June 5, 2011

Looking for signage ideas for your library?

You've come to the right place! I'm always on the lookout for great ideas for signs to make for my library, whether it's to purvey information or to promote books and reading. I especially like signs that are reasonably easy to do, are extremely budget-friendly, and best of all, attract attention in a positive way.

The images on this webpage are gleaned from, where many library and school staff have shared their wealth and wisdom in making signage for those who, like me, always can use a helping hand.

Scroll down to see just a few great ideas.

Inquiring Minds Want to Know ...


Take a minute and answer the poll questions if you like. I'm always curious what others do in their libraries. Feel free to expand on your answer as well as tell us what kind of library you work at (i.e. school, academic, public, private, government, special, etc.).

Does your library make it's own signs?

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Books Worth Looking At ...

Even in my little junior high school library I feel the need to "step-it-up" and market the library, both to our students and to our administrative staff who control my budget. These are books I've got on order, upon recommendation of staff in other libraries. Maybe they'll be helpful to you too.

Please feel free to leave a comment, suggestion, or just let me know you were here.

Thank you for visiting!

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    • Stacy Birch profile image

      Stacy Birch 

      6 years ago


    • Blackspaniel1 profile image


      7 years ago

      Nice lens!

    • Blackspaniel1 profile image


      7 years ago

      Nice lens!

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      7 years ago

      I like that first sign. Here's a good quote: "Learning is free so take it"

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      7 years ago

      A fun and inspiring variety of signs! Nice work!

    • jenokson profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      @Lee Hansen: Yay -- that's so great! I'll keep an eye out for them! :)

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      Lee Hansen 

      7 years ago from Vermont

      You've just given me design inspiration for new printables I can make for my web site and Zazzle shop !

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      7 years ago

      Both. We have an in-house PR department that does about half of our signage. But for monthly displays and things only needed for a few hours or programs, we make our own without PR.

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      7 years ago

      @Virginia Allain: Generally a great idea to protect your signage, but in the case of my library I cannot, as the glare from the plastic is horrible with our bad overhead lighting. It's difficult to find "non-glare" holders and self-adhesive plastic to cover signs with.

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      Virginia Allain 

      8 years ago from Central Florida

      Nice variety of signs. I recommend those plastic stands to put the signs in so they stand up on a desk or table and keep clean.


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